Penny Vozniak is a documentary filmmaker based in Sydney, Australia.
Her first film, Despite the Gods, premiered in Toronto at Hot Docs and has screened at over 40 international film festivals. Despite the Gods was nominated for 6 Best Documentary Feature awards, and was awarded Best Director at the Downtown LA Film Festival and Best Comedy at Atlanta Docufest.
Vozniak’s side project is creating single-take dream-themed video art, and in 2012 she was short-listed for London’s Shots Magazine New Director Award.
She has taught masterclasses in documentary filmmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts, Stockholm International Film Festival, and RMU Pittsburgh. Her films have received funding from Screen Australia, Documentary Australia, the Australian Film Commission, and National Geographic.
Vozniak is in post-production on her second feature, and has recently returned from filming Nigeria Ever After. She is currently helming the theatrical documentary department at Quail Entertainment in Sydney